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Historian's Guide to Statistics: Quantitative Analysis and Historical Research [Book Review]

Kousser, J. Morgan (1972) Historian's Guide to Statistics: Quantitative Analysis and Historical Research [Book Review]. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 67 (338). p. 493. ISSN 0162-1459. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131009-142152776

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Abstract

During the nineteen-sixties, more and more historians recognized the need to employ at least simple statistical techniques in their work. Naturally, in a discipline which straddles the humanities and the social sciences and prides itself on its writing style, lack of jargon, and attention to the subtle complexities of human life, there was opposition to the new wave. One prominent historian, for example, warned his colleagues "never to worship at the shrine of that Bitch-goddess, QUANTIFICATION."


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Additional Information:© 1972 American Statistical Association. Book review of: Historian's Guide to Statistics: Quantitive Analysis and Historical Research by Charles M. Dollar; Richard J. Jensen. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 1971. ISBN: 9780030780202
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Official Citation:Historian's Guide to Statistics: Quantitive Analysis and Historical Research. by Charles M. Dollar; Richard J. Jensen Review by: J. Morgan Kousser Journal of the American Statistical Association , Vol. 67, No. 338 (Jun., 1972), p. 493 Published by: American Statistical Association Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2284417
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